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Who are we to judge

Wednesbury at dusk

Charles Darwin was born into a moderately wealthy family in Shrewsbury. His father, Robert, had the largest medical practice outside of London at the time and his mother, Susannah Wedgwood, was from the family of wealthy pottery manufacturers. Read the rest of this page »

The review: Do speed cameras help?

Woden Road South pool scene

Today’s scenic picture was taken in Woden Road South. Wednesbury was named after the Anglo-Saxon God, Woden. We have four roads named Woden Road, North, South, East and West. The general idea was to build wide roads around the town and then join them all up to make a ring road. This makes sense.. Read the rest of this page »

Thrifty Thursday: gluten free sausages

The Aldi super-six this week are figs (3/4), mangetout (150g), garlic (4), cocktail vine tomatoes (250g), nectarine (4/5) and fun size pears (7-10). They are all 69p. Read the rest of this page »

Photography: suggestive images

Girl enjoying the fun day

This looks fun, photos of children enjoying themselves gives a very positive image. We can promote parks, nature reserves, pubs, carnivals, whatever we like with suitable photographs suggesting a positive image. Some photos are negative however. Read the rest of this page »

The powers that be…

Geese at Sandwell Valley

There was news this week that Sandwell Council have been culling the geese in Sandwell Valley and Victoria Park in Tipton. It seems, it took a freedom of information request to get them to admit it. A pest control company has been herding them up  and killing them off. Read the rest of this page »

The Review: August Bank Holiday Weekend

Horse owners at the Frying Pan

The sun’s shining today and we have a Bank Holiday weekend. I’ll be out taking photographs as usual; I’m not quite sure where. It seems a little bit chilly for August, but there’s a music festival on in Brunswick Park, here in Wednesbury today. One band tweeted that is was an all day event and they’re on at 5pm. Read the rest of this page »

Thrifty Thursday: Cutting motoring costs too

The Aldi super-six this week are cucumber, spring onions (100g), mixed chillies (80g), pointed cabbage, carrots (1Kg) and broccoli. They are all 39p this week. Read the rest of this page »

Photography: Kids and horses at the Frying Pan

The Frying Pan kids

This is one of the first photos that I took on Sunday. The horse looks in focus and you can read the number plate on the van, but farther away the picture isn’t so clear. It’s a good example of identifying the subject and focusing on that. Read the rest of this page »

The Sunday Ramble: Back to square one

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You are probably wondering why I’ve started with a picture of my runner beans. I have just been out to pick them. I have enough for my meals all week! When I first started this blog, I wrote my Sunday rambles as lunch was cooking. Read the rest of this page »

The Review: getting close to nature

Wednesbury Pool

Mental illnesses have been in the news this week, particularly anxiety and depression. The economic problems of the last few years seems to have made the rat race even more stressful. I think we often need to get back to nature. Read the rest of this page »

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